HTC’s unannounced One Max has been approved by Taiwan’s National Communications Commission on September 30 – according to Focus Taiwan. This means that the company can already sell the handset in its home country. Of course, HTC needs to announce the One Max first, and it will probably do it on October 15, or October 17.
Meanwhile, HTC China’s official Weibo account has posted a photo that seems to show the One Max (see below). No details about the handset are provided, other than the fact that it has 4G connectivity (we already knew that).
If all previous rumors are correct, the HTC One Max will feature a 5.9 inch Full HD display, fingerprint scanner, UltraPixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,300 mAh battery. It’s said that the CPU inside the One Max may be a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro unit – not a newer Snapdragon 800 (or 600). In any case, the device will hopefully run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at launch, not the older 4.2.
At the moment, it is unclear if HTC wants to sell the One Max globally, or only in select markets. Samsung has recently started offering its new Galaxy Note 3 around the world – including in the US – so HTC is a bit late with its first phablet anyway.